Having started off as a guitarist very early on, Prateek began using his instrument of choice to compose and produce music. As a resident of Oman for 18 years, he eventually moved to India and began touring worldwide, organically giving him a worldview of musical ideas that developed his versatility as a composer.
His passion for heavier music led him to compose and produce critically acclaimed death and progressive metal records, but his foray into the world of progressive rock and Avant-garde eventually led him into the world of film composition. He soon realised that he had the strong ability to connect music with pictures and story-telling, and hence began composing for visual media, eventually navigating the Indian ad film industry.
He is now an award-winning, critically acclaimed composer, producer and guitarist and has been featured on Red Bull Music, Rolling Stone, VICE, Prog Magazine, Rotosound, Metal Injection and a multitude of popular media for his accomplishments as an artist. Having collaborated with some of the brightest musical minds and having written, produced and mixed albums across various genres, Prateek has developed a unique understanding of the distinctive ways to communicate through music. He is now a film-composer based in LA, pursuing a MM at USC’s prestigious Screen Scoring program.
"Who'd have thought that in addition to proving himself as the most skilful young axemen in the country right now, Prateek would also possess the keen ear and composer versatility that extends beyond the guitar fretboard? Pin between death metal, prog and film scores, Prateek seems to always find the right balance when it comes to intelligent melodies."
- ANURAG TAGAT (GQ, VARIETY)
"In a world full of guitarists and writers, I am lucky enough to somehow work with a steady flow of really interesting and unique players. I am very happy to be involved with Prateek's new HOIA album, a solid collection of inspiring tracks across an ever-expanding deep sonic landscape. Lots of unexpected elements which fuse together really well, some great twists for the adventurous listener - top stuff!"
- COLIN EDWIN (PORCUPINE TREE, TWINSCAPES)
"..the video is done in one take. No cuts. No edits. Prateek has total control of the song, he barely moves anything but his arms for the whole thing. The man’s technique is pretty much as close to flawless as it gets. Just look at those fingers fly! This might be one of the most (if not definitely the most) impressive playthroughs I’ve seen. It’s so crisp and crystal clear, it makes you wonder what this guy had to do to be able to play like this; It’s stunning."
- GEAR GODS